BOJ policymaker urged fiscal discipline amid easing policy: minutes

Dec 25, 2014

BOJ policymaker urged fiscal discipline amid easing policy: minutes

A member of the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board said at last month’s meeting that fiscal discipline should be maintained even when long-term interest rates remain low, according to minutes of the meeting released Thursday. The policymaker said the decline in long-term interest rates ...

BOJ chief watching impact of falling yen after additional easing

Nov 25, 2014

BOJ chief watching impact of falling yen after additional easing

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday the central bank is closely watching the impact of the yen’s sharp fall against other major currencies following the bank’s additional monetary easing announced last month. Speaking to a meeting of business leaders in Nagoya, Kuroda ...

Bank of Japan monetary policy likely to stay unchanged

Nov 16, 2014

Bank of Japan monetary policy likely to stay unchanged

The Bank of Japan is likely to keep unchanged its monetary policy at a two-day meeting starting Tuesday as it assesses the effects of the additional easing decided at its previous meeting, sources said. The central bank is also likely to maintain its assessment ...

BOJ maintains most regional assessments despite tax-hike impact

Oct 20, 2014

BOJ maintains most regional assessments despite tax-hike impact

The Bank of Japan on Monday maintained most of its regional economic assessments, downgrading only one of nine regions, saying the economy has been recovering moderately despite some weakness following April’s consumption tax increase. The bank released a quarterly report on local economies, where ...